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NEW YORK (AP) - An Internet start-up, defying the organization that oversees domain names, has reached deals with five software companies to promote the use of such suffixes as ".kids" and ".travel."
The deals will allow more than 20 million additional Internet users to reach Web sites using those and 18 other suffixes created by New.net rather than common suffixes like ".com" or "edu."
Currently, the company said, about 16 million users can view those sites through EarthLink Inc. and other service providers.
The new deals, expected to be announced Monday, involve the software companies packaging their products with a New.net browser plug-in.............